Hello Ron , DOL has clearly set a "enhanced" ( pun intended) and convenient Performance Goal for 2015 where in they say that Normal PERMS which are not in Audit review will take 250 to 350 days in FY2015. Audits may take up to 600 days ! I think by reducing the number of PERMs adjudicated/day they are pacing themselves to meet this "new" target. The strategy is defined in the report page 56 coming straight from the Labor Secretary. http://www.dol.gov/_sec/stratplan/FY2014-2018StrategicPlan.pdf I also see a reduced processing rate in the last few weeks wherein the rate of processing has dropped from 450/day on an average to 200/day. Is this slowness to align with the now increased timelines ? How is this getting better when the department themselves sets targets which are severely non performant.